The Eurasian Mealworm is its official name

We received notification that the ESA Governing Board officially approved the common name Eurasian mealworm, and it was added to ESA’s Common Names database on their website.

21 November 2018

 

 

COMMON NAMESCIENTIFIC NAMEORDERFAMILYAUTHORGENUSSPECIESNOTES
dark mealwormTenebrio obscurus FabriciusCOLEOPTERATenebrionidaeFabriciusTenebrioobscurus
Eurasian mealwormOpatroides punctulatusCOLEOPTERATenebrionidaeBrulle ́Opatroidespunctulatus
lesser mealwormAlphitobius diaperinus (Panzer)COLEOPTERATenebrionidae(Panzer)Alphitobiusdiaperinus
yellow mealwormTenebrio molitor LinnaeusCOLEOPTERATenebrionidaeLinnaeusTenebriomolito
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